Farmers and Cybersecurity

Improving Cybersecurity for Iowans

Farmers and Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks are in the news everyday, and it only seems to get worse.

Attacks like botnets, malware, ransomware, phishing, and sniffing are against pipelines, hospitals, water plants. Now, there are attacks against meat processors and cooperatives.

Security experts advise several mitigation tactics, while spraying information everywhere. All of the hype and waves of endless information tend to confuse—and overwhelm—people about what is safe and what they should do to protect themselves.

A farmer is likely sitting in rural America wondering what cybersecurity has to do with them and what—if anything—they can do to protect themselves.

So, where do we go from here? Read more: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/farmers-and-cybersecurity